Branding Options

Artwork Guidelines
When submitting artwork for your merchandise orders we can accept it in almost any type of electronic file, Mac or PC, but ideally we need it in a vectorised .pdf, .eps or .ai file format as these formats allow us to reproduce your logo to the highest quality. Please feel free to email our studio with any questions that you would like us to answer or files that you would like us to check over for suitability.

Please forward your artwork as early as possible so that we can advise you on the best way that your logo can be presented on your chosen promotional products. When you contact us one of our trained staff will be able to advise you on the best method that can be used to print, engrave or embroider your logo, strapline and/or message. 

Screen Print
A screen print is the application of a single colour at a time through a custom made 'template' or 'stencil' onto a flat or curved surface. A second or more screens would be needed to apply additional colours from your design. Screen print costs can vary depending on the material and the product it is applied to but canbe s great for most three dimensional objects made from plastics, wood, metal, textiles, glass and ceramics.

Tampo or Pad Print
The most effective way of applying up to 4 colour process onto flat, curved or recessed areas. Ink is applied from an etched plate via a rubberised pad. This in turn applies ink under correct pressure lifted from the plate. Tampo or pad printing is great for just about every desk top item. Anything made from firm, hard or semi soft materials can be printed whether they are flat or curved, recessed or indented.

Acid Etching
Similar to screen printing but instead of using coloured ink an abrasive acid chemical is applied though the template instead. This chemical erodes and affects the products surface leaving a contrasting area. Acid etching is great for glass, metal, wood and ceramics providing an 'embossed' look.

Applied with a powerful laser or via a diamond tipped tool, engraving will literally burn or scratch into your chosen product leaving a mark that will outlive any other print or branding technology in normal general use. Laser engraving is great for chrome or stainless steel, glass, crystal and wooden objects.

Litho Process Printing
Litho process printing can be used to give your design greater depth through the use of tints, tones and gradients. A litho process can use as many spot colours as you like and is typically used when reproducing photos to products such as ceramic mugs.
Litho process is great for paper and cardboard items, poly, textiles and also larger flatter surfaces made from PVC and plastics.

Four Colour Process Printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink is used to produce a final finish as good as a photograph. 4 Colour process printing is great for paper, cardboard, textiles and other flat surfaces including PVC and plastics technologies.

Transfer Printing
Transfers are printed up to 4 colour process onto a flat, vinyl material. It is then applied to your chosen item via chemical adhesion and heat application. Transfer printing is great for ceramics, glass, textiles, PVC and plastics. UK made stress item bags.

Digital Print
Allows files to be printed direct from the computer onto material removing the need for plates or film. Digital printing is great for paper, plastics and textiles providing short runs and a quick turn around.

Hot Foil Blocking
Application of coloured foil onto leather or PVC, in particular diaries and desk sets.
Hot foil blocking is great for leather portfolios and folder style products.

A way of stitching your design into garments, bags, vinyl and other thin materials. Clarity will never be as crisp as print onto for example plastics, but outlasts, and outperforms print onto garments and just seems the right thing to do onto clothing.
Embroidery is great for clothing, textiles, thin PVC and other flat, thin or soft surfaces.

Custom set loom to create a garment or bag from scratch to your specific design. A polo shirt with two different coloured arms, club tie and ladies scarf set, towel or custom made neck ladel are but a few examples. Great for textiles and woven neck labels.

Application of label to finished product. Four colour process and litho process' employed to print labels to specific size on materials such as paper, vinyl and plastics. Great for application of four colour process designs to products that would not ordinarily be able to have a print process applied to it.